Tag Archives: postaweek 2014

Holiday Salutations

On Christmas morning, my hubby wanted to go for a morning walk. We’re at an age now where, no matter how late we nod off to slumberland the night before, we still get up at the same time. Bright and … Continue reading

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Bright Yellow on Stormy

Earlier this morning, I drove my husband to the airport. It has been raining all weekend in the Bay Area. Yes, finally, a good pour. The dog has been minimizing his time outside. It has been overcast.  It would be … Continue reading

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The Daughter Chronicles: The P Word

It was a brisk Fall evening in Toronto, when we all came home to my aunt’s house on Edenvalley Drive. We had been staying with her and my uncle while our home was being renovated a few blocks down the … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

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A Different Badge of Honor

Yesterday, I woke up to the news with Buffalo and most of Western New York state buried in six feet of snow.  The stories have ranged from amusing (dog got snowed in and can’t go out to pee) to macabre … Continue reading

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I’ve Seen Fall, But Not Much Rain

I woke up this morning to overcast skies and dense fog dancing around our tall Redwoods.  It doesn’t get light until almost 7:00 a.m. these days with our time shifted to Pacific Standard Time. I went out with Beau for … Continue reading

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I Know I Will Make That Call

Last night, I picked up a long-time friend from the airport. She had decided, on a whim, to get on a plane from Toronto and high off to Kauai for a few days. She had called a few days before … Continue reading

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Letter To My Daughter in 2007

I was searching through my files among the sea of folders on my computer when I came across “Letter to Lara 022707.”  Without really thinking, I pointed my arrow at it and clicked. The screen opened to a letter I … Continue reading

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Boo In The Sky

While walking along the main streets of Balboa Island in Southern California last week, we decided to head towards the water. As I looked up at the overcast skies, I noticed the drama of three tall palms and the Halloween … Continue reading

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Splish-Splashing Away!

Beau has discovered that he likes the water after all.  On a recent Saturday trip to Fort Funston, Beau surprised us by running towards the on-rushing waves. It used to be that he would not even deign to get his … Continue reading

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